My first guest on the Tami Jackson Show* tonight will be David A. Nichols.
A former professor and academic dean at Southwestern College, he is the author of A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution, Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis, and other books.
Nichols’ newest book, Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy, debuts today! As written at the book page on Amazon:
Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt. In spite of a public perception that Eisenhower was unwilling to challenge McCarthy, Ike believed that directly confronting the senator would diminish the presidency. Therefore, the president operated with a “hidden hand,” refusing even to mention the Senator’s name.
In Ike and McCarthy, David A Nichols shows how the tension between the two men escalated. In a direct challenge to Eisenhower, McCarthy alleged that the US Army was harboring communists and launched an investigation. But the senator had unwittingly signed his own political death warrant. The White House employed surrogates to conduct a clandestine campaign against McCarthy and was not above using information about the private lives of McCarthy’s aides as ammunition.
In January 1954 McCarthy was arguably the most powerful member of the Senate. By the end of that year, he had been censured by his colleagues for unbecoming conduct.
Listen in as Dave and I have a conversation about Ike, McCarthy, the political climate of the day and more!
My second guest tonight will be pundit, Timothy Shea.
He has served as a Town Meeting Member, Town GOP Committee Member, and state convention delegate in Massachusetts.
The former host of Radio RedNationRising, he is a political commentator and essayist.
Timothy and I will be talking about the the latest political topics: the Judge Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearings; the “wiretapping” hearings; the defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CFB), and climate change research; Trump OMB Director Mick Mulvaney; the continued Democrat meltdown.
And more! Timothy is a favorite of mine and my top-shelf listeners, and this will be fun!
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